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and hadiya pendleton had nothing to do with these two gang members who thought they were on a revenge mission. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, a group of upstanding determined kids who, like hadiya, were repulsed by the gang life-style. >> reporter: police were able to solve this by canvassing the neighborhood and getting tips from people in the neighborhood. no witnesses came forward, a disappointment according to chicago police. a $40,000 reward on the table. and this was a case that was broadcast every day for the last two weeks. hoping somebody would step up to be a key witness. that didn't happen. they are pleased that they were able to make these arrests and got a partial conversion. >> thank you, ted. >>> other stories making news this morning. >> this morning, new information about why pope benedict xvi decided it was time to step down. at a news conference minutes ago, the vatican saying the pope is not sufferin
at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wish we could see her beautiful smile again. >> because she will always be with us. >> reporter: and a mother in pain, stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. but hadiya's bright future came to a sudden end. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. and the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. many here now wondering if all of this attention from the first family will make the streets of chicago safer for their families. david? >> let's ho
this morning in the murder of chicago honor student hadiya pendleton. two suspected gang members, 189-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams will be in court this morning. there are their mug shot s righ there. police say ward confessed and said she was not the intended target. just days before pendleton had performed at the president's inauguration, michelle obama appeared at the funeral. tonight her parents will be guests at tonight's state of the europe onaddress. ted rowlands has more. what do we know and how did police find them? >> reporter: well, zoraida, how police found them unfortunately wasn't from a tip from the community. they said they were very disappointed in the fact that despite the fact that this case was on the airwaves every single day for almost two weeks and there was a $40,000 reward, dhad not get that tip from a witness. what happened was they just canvassed the neighborhood and picked up little tidbits and were able to narrow down these two and as you said, they got a partial confession from the 18-year-old. >> and we heard that they mistook one of
of so many people guest: let me mention just a few of them. hadiya pendleton, and understood in an inspiration to our friends, all walking angel her cousin called her. she was taken from us two weeks ago. her family is here today a student at northern illinois university, with a warm heart and bright future, murdered in her classroom by a man with a history of mental illness. her mother is here today. blaire holt killed while shielding his friends from a gang members spraying fire on a city bus. his friend is here today marcus norris, hit in the face by a bullet that came through the wall of his house. thank god he survived. we are glad to have him here today. a true american hero who dedicated his life to serving his country and his community, killed by gang members with a straw purchase gone. i attended his funeral service. the officer's family is here, and his sister will testify today. there are many more in this room today whose lives and families have been changed by gun violence. i would like to ask the friends and family of the victims of gun violence to please stand.
: with michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton, gunned down after she performed at president obama's inauguration. >> hadiya's parents are here along with americanses who families were torn down by gun violence, they deserve a vote. >> reporter: but asking for a vote is not the same thing as encouraging congress to pass a new law. the president did that on immigration control. charlie and norah? >> major garrett, thanks. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> deserves a vote. >> first of all, our heart is broken for those people. all of us would want to prevent that from happening. the problem is everything the president is proposed would do nothing to prevent it from happening in newtown. you know, swre gun laws in america. in florida we have gun laws that are pretty strict in terms of requiring background checks and if you're a cob sealed weapons permit holder, all the requirements for that. the problem is laws are only followed by law-abiding people. they don't care what the law is. they don't follow the law. they're criminals. that'smy concern. i also think they undermine o
of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, gunned down in chicago only weeks after marching in inauguration festivities in washington. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> reporter: but calling for a vote is not the same thing as asking congress to pass a new law. mr. obama did that with immigration reform but not gun control, conceding a political reality without having to actually say so. >> namingor garrett thanks. florida senator marco rubio delivered the response to the president's state of the union address. good morning. >> good morning. ." >> deserves a vote," do you agree with the president that these people deserve a vote? >> first of all our heart is broken for those people as i said last night, all of wus want to prevent that from happening again, anything that would work we want to vote on. the problem is everything the president is proposing would do nothing to prevent what happened in newtown and prevent further vi
lives by a bullet from a gun. one of those we lost was a young girl named hadiya pendleton. she was 15 years old. she loved fig newtons and lip gloss. she was a majorette. she was so good to her friends, they all thought they were her best friend. just three weeks ago, she was here, in washington, with her classmates, performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school, just a mile away from my house. hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek, and tucson, and blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence -- they deserve a simple vote. our actions will not prevent every senseless act of violence in this country. indeed, no laws, no initiatives, no administrative acts will perfectly solve all the challenges i've outlined tonigh
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